TRINITY CAFE INC

Humanity Begins with a Meal

Tampa, FL   |  https://trinitycafe.org/
This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.

Mission

The mission of Trinity Cafe is to restore a sense of dignity to the homeless and hungry while serving a nutritious meal. We faithfully treat all of God's children with acceptance, compassion, love and respect.

Ruling year info

2001

Executive Director

Mandy Cloninger

Main address

P.O. Box 8067

Tampa, FL 33674 USA

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EIN

59-3733387

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Very simply, we provide access to a hot, nutritious meal seven days a week from two hunger gap locations in Tampa, Florida for every child, woman or man in need. We serve without restrictions; anyone who is hungry will be served a meal in an environment of dignity and respect.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Free Restaurant for Homeless and Working Poor

Provide three course meal to the homeless and needy weekdays year around

Population(s) Served

We unconditionally serve meals to any child, woman or man in need, seven days a week. Two locations in Tampa, Florida in hunger gap areas.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals served or provided

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Serving Hot, Nutritious Meals Seven Days a Week to the Homeless & Poor

Context Notes

This is the number of hot, nutritious meals that were served to children, women and men who otherwise would not have had access to a good meal.

Total pounds of food rescued

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Free Restaurant for Homeless and Working Poor

Context Notes

This is food from grocers that would otherwise go unused

Number of grants received

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Free Restaurant for Homeless and Working Poor

Context Notes

Total number of grants received. The average revenue annually from grants alone is $346,000.

Estimated number of funding dollars secured for the sector

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Serving Hot, Nutritious Meals Seven Days a Week to the Homeless & Poor

Context Notes

Total revenue received for our food program

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to feed those in need and not turn away anyone who comes to us for a meal. We serve 365 days a year and we are the only charity in Hillsborough County to serve every single day to those in need without qualification or condition.

We operate an extremely efficient, well managed and successful program. Very simply, our strategy is and has always been to serve meals to those who will not eat otherwise. With the opening of a second location in 2016 in an area of great need we are now serving a minimum of 450 meals daily to those who do not have the ability to provide for themselves.

We have ably and effectively operated our charity without interruption, serving 1.3 million meals in in 16 + years. In 2013 we purchased property, renovated a building and operate from our own commercial kitchen and dining room - our forever home. This gives us a permanent place to provide our service for years to come. We have no building construction debt. We understand the importance of permanent and perpetual financial resources to continue making a difference in the lives of the hungry, thus we have established and are diligently building a reserve fund to ensure the future of the charity. We opened a second location in 2016. We are making efficient use of our commercial kitchen by cooking all of the meals for both locations in the kitchen. We transport the food to our second location daily safely keeping it at proper temperatures using cambros and commercial heat and hold boxes at the second location. We continue to look for opportunities to expand and serve in other areas of great need.

We purchased and paid for our own commercial kitchen and dining room. We have served more than 1.3 million meals since opening in 2001. We operate with six full-time and 10 kitchen shift employees. We have an extremely committed and dedicated army of more than 16,000 volunteers that greet guests, host tables, serve food, prepare beverage, roll silverware, sweep, mop and do everything you see done in any restaurant.

In January 2014 we achieved a long-time goal of opening to serve seven days of the week instead of just five days at our primary location. There will never be one day during the year that a person who is hungry cannot get a meal providing they arrive when our doors are open.

In April 2016, we opened a second location in another hunger gap in our community providing meals six days of the week there.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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TRINITY CAFE INC

Board of directors
as of 06/18/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jeffrey Darrey

Marketing Associates, a division of Vistra

SANFORD BLAIN

Strategis CPA's and Consultants

TREY TRAVIESA

V3 Partners, LLP

FRANK CRUM

FrankCrum, Inc.

BRUCE SCOTT

E.M. Scott General Contractor, Inc.

JENNIFER JEHN

Miami Dolphins Foundation

JEFFERY DARREY

Marketing Associates, a divison of Vistra

David Finkel

Auditz, LLC

Penny Parks

Links Financial, LLC

Tim Guidry

New York Yankees Tampa Foundation

Darren Richards

Tucker Hall

Tori Simmons

Hill Ward Henderson

Thomas Mantz

Feeding Tampa Bay

Ellen Wolf

Community Volunteer

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes